Nationwide strike: Protests in Colombia remain alive to the cry of “no more violence”

The second day of the "national strike" was marked by vigils, banging pots and pans, and peaceful sit-ins. The demonstrators raised a prayer in memory of the dead.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Protests in Colombia remained alive this Wednesday to the cry of "no more violence", as the demonstrations that have lasted for eight days left at least 11 confirmed dead, according to the Attorney General's Office.

The Ombudsman's Office reported today at least 24 homicides during the protests. Still, the Prosecutor General's Office said later that after using "all the mechanisms of judicial clarification", it had determined that "11 violent deaths occurred during these demonstrations, seven are being verified, and six homicides have no link".

The second day of the "national strike" was marked . . .

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